Prayer Articles

How do we create space for God in our lives?

Reflections from Catholics exploring our relationship with God through prayer.

20 Jun
2016
Blossoming buds

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Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment has triggered in me a dormant interest in growing roses. Why roses? Perhaps you ask.  Out of so...

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14 Jun
2016
Do Catholics Sing?

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Catholics don’t sing. It’s a common refrain, but I’m not sure I believe it. Catholics will belt out a ballad while in the shower,...

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9 Jun
2016
Blessed by the mess of the princess

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The angel of healing has come into my life in different ways. For me, looking up to different figures has been a help for...

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2016
Election reflection

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In democratic theory, elections are times when citizens take personal responsibility for the directions that their nation will take. Voting is almost a sacred...

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8 Jun
2016
The memory of the heart

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When I was a child, one of the prayers I said was prayer to St Joseph, patron saint of a happy death.  Children don’t...

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7 Jun
2016
The Quotidian Instrument

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I was a child when my grandmother died, but I remember her wake vividly, and even now when I am in a hushed room...

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27 May
2016
Writing down bones and flesh

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In our office, there is a quiet little desk in the corner that is home to piles of books, a coffee cup, and a...

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24 May
2016
Dancing to God’s Tune

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I am a huge fan of Flamenco. Wikipedia tells me that it is an art form native to the Spanish regions of Andalucia, Extramadura...

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23 May
2016
Being the bread of life

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In many parts of the world the Feast of Corpus Christi is a huge celebration, with processions, pageants, song and feasting. Its origins lie in...

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16 May
2016
See how much Jesus loves you

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‘Just give Jesus a chance to let you know how much he loves you.’ I read those words in an email from a friend...

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12 May
2016
Modern day Jesus

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I enjoy musing on what a modern day Jesus would look like. Perhaps wearing skinny jeans and sporting a dreadlock or two. I can...

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3 May
2016
Lentil Stew and the Bible

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Bowls of lentil stew may not be what many consider the stereotyped Christian dish. There aren’t (as far as I’m aware) any Gospel passages...

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